Dear AJ: What if I have to tell employees to stay home, be “self-quarantined,” or shut our office for a couple of weeks? What am I required to pay people? AJ’s Answer: Required (by law) payment of employees on quarantine is dependent on whether the employee works or not and if they are exempt/salary or not. […]
My Dear Mr. President . . . and to our Esteemed Congress, Here’s the perspective of one employment lawyer in Texas. Guys,  we still have a country to run.  And, the reality is our country runs on business, which means employers and employees. In the Employment Law Area, we Need National Thought, Practice, […]
T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board or the Case of “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.” Employers are caught between a rock and a hard place. Courts demand rules for employee conduct, but, when employers oblige and spell out what seem to most to be common sense “I-learned-that-in-kindergarten” rules, they may run into trouble under Section […]
The stunning news: The new overtime regulations set to go into effect on December 1, 2016, are now on hold due to a Texas judge’s ruling yesterday November 22, 2016, barring implementation nationwide. How did we get here? So now what do employers do? In my little corner of the law, overtime has been a […]
Practically Dealing With The December 1st Overtime Regulations—Five Months Out After much angst, the Department of Labor’s newest and most onerous overtime regulations become effective December 1st, right in time for the holidays. Goody! As of that date, if employers are not ready, haven’t revised pay procedures, and put in new accounting processes, well, “TB”—and […]
AJ Johnson discusses the Dewan decision in her post on the Energy Law Today blog.aj
This blog was co-authored by AJ Johnson and Trent Rexing. The New Year brought new law to Texas making it the 45th state to allow some form of open carry of handguns. On January 1, 2016, new law went into effect allowing Texans who hold a concealed handgun license (“CHL”) to openly carry their handguns […]
Director AJ Johnson’s latest post on Energy Law Today focuses on the upcoming overtime regulations by the Department of Labor.